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Celebrate Pro Bono

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown to Keynote Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service's Celebrate Pro Bono Event

Friday, September 09, 2011

  • By: Bonnie Sullivan
  • Organization: Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown will deliver the keynote address at Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service' s annual volunteer recognition event that is co-sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Law's Leadership in Public Service and Public Interest Law Project. The event will take place on October 19 

MVLS volunteers have participated in the Governor's Foreclosure Prevention Pro Bono Project as well as several foreclosure prevention initiatives in Maryland over the past 3 years. Since the project began, volunteers have worked with 500 homeowners to help them avoid foreclosure through loan modifications. While not all homeowners are able to keep their homes, having the help of a lawyer through the process ensures that they are fairly treated by lenders. Executive Director Bonnie Sullivan notes, "The Foreclosure Prevention Pro Bono Project is a successful public-private partnership and a model in many other states. I'm proud of the many volunteer lawyers that stepped up when asked to help by Chief Judge Robert Bell."

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